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Something Deeper, Stronger, Better

There is something… in all that is truly good… something stronger than the storm… Continue reading

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An Easy Lift

I figured if I was walking in that hitchhiker’s shoes after a long day of work… I’d rather be riding in a car! Continue reading

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So Many

Isn’t it intriguing that living on the same planet, dealing with the challenges of life, causes some people to wilt and others to flourish and grow stronger? Faith, hope and love… Continue reading

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Planting the Harvest

Watching a couple of unsuspecting young men find out they’re each getting $1000 scholarship: pretty fine way to start a week! Continue reading

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Home Improvement

Over my few decades, I’ve become suspicious that the folks who are willing to offer help are more likely to find help when they need it. Continue reading

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Goodness Born of Tragedy

Cowboys riding through water five feet deep, people wading to houses, truck drivers pushing through floodwaters… courage, love and unity… Continue reading

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By Other Means

Even when we feel sick and weak, we often don’t want to accept help. Even though we’d gladly give it to someone else… maybe it should go both ways. Continue reading

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The Ice Bucket Challenge

Having got caught early on last spring in one of those “Take the Plunge” challenges, I’ve been lying low lately, hoping to avoid the “Ice Bucket Challenge” or whatever it’s called. I thought I had made it, frankly. The likely … Continue reading

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A Bit and A Few

It is very easy for us to under-estimate the impact of the good, small things that we do, easy for us to become discouraged. Don’t ever give up on showing love to others, no matter how little return you see. Eventually, good always comes from doing good. Continue reading

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Answered Prayers

For the past several months, Randa and I have been praying for God’s direction in our life and in our church. It has been a bit of an unsettled summer. Continue reading

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